Friday Notebook 03.04.2011

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  1. hefngafr
    hefngafr May 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm .

    Very deep-image, Joseph. You sure do bring back memories of those retreat things Judith Wray organized in the mountains–however did Colorado PITS afford them? Knowing Bill, I doubt that his remark was altogether kindly intended, but it&#39;s good that you were able to make a silk purse out of it anyway. I&#39;d say: very decent writing in a not-quite-realized poem.<br /><br />I have Bly on

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett March 7, 2011 at 5:27 am .

    At first reading, I didn&#39;t catch any echoes of Bly (or of anyone else in particular) in the poem you&#39;ve given here, though once I read what Matthews said about the &quot;parody of Bly,&quot; I could hear it in the poem. Especially if I imagined somewhat longer lines, and maybe four-line stanzas.<br /><br />As I&#39;m getting what you&#39;re saying here, it seems to me that what this is

  3. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker March 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm .

    hey Joe..<br /><br />there is also the famous gone-around-Robin-Hood&#39;s Barn:<br /><br />the&quot; Foo Bird&quot; …ditty….:<br /> If the Fhoe Shits, Wear It!<br /><br />mostly Buster Browns…. &amp; our-gile socks, a skinny knit tie and a pastel-purple fuzzy sweater

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison March 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm .

    No bout a doubt it… I love it! I&#39;m sure there&#39;s a fancy term for that kind of thing. Conrad, I&#39;ll be you know. I&#39;m absotively posilutely sure. (Another of Dad&#39;s favorites.) Hmmmm?

  5. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker March 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm .

    well<br /><br />perfecting intentions is<br />probably<br />the only thing that counts ?<br /><br />no bout a doubt it<br /><br />(as my grand-dad had it)<br /><br />in one swell foop

  6. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato March 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />interesting poem &amp; even more interesting the biography behind it. I think the Bly-parody comment was very insightful, and taught a young poet a lesson in style.I&#39;ve got a few scraps lying around somewhere, and I certainly am not going to post them anytime soon.<br /><br /> I&#39;d written poetry in my late 20s, mostly &quot;lyrical bombast&quot;—though I&#39;m probably

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